Cold Stones



Cold Stones,  a Haiku


Hail stones, hard as nails

Cascading sharp frozen blades

Storm’s icy snowballs



Ivor Steven (c)  August 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

26 thoughts on “Cold Stones”

  1. I like the Haiku, Ivor. I have not experienced hail for many years, but it is not something I am likely to forget! Your poem describes it perfectly!

    I am sorry you are back in lockdown, but be glad you are. Here, you have to lock yourself down, because official policy has its head in the sand, and there are enough oblivious people out there to keep the virus going. At least, that’s how it seems to me.

    Be well and happy. Cheryl

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      1. Yeah.. and looking back through my poems, it’s the only piece I can find, that I’ve written about a hail storm.. ❄💙🌏❄🙄


      1. At the moment every day is a new first….

        every day there’s a new sunrise
        every day there’s a new surprise
        as look at every day with fresh eyes
        I don’t always see blue skies
        I don’t always feel happy and wise
        Today I’m a bronze statue in Levis’
        And I’ll be satisfied with third prize

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  2. Wow! Great photos and great haiku! I could feel the hail, and the brr-y cold that gave them life! 😀 I like that you described them as “icy snowballs”…they come out of the sky already formed.

    I’m always fascinated by hail. Fortunately, I’ve only seen and felt little pea sized balls. I have friends who live in places where the hail can get so big (they say like golf ball size) it damages cars. 😦

    When you saw the hail did you say, “Oh, hell, it’s hail”?!?! HA! 🙂

    When we were kids we collected some in cups and put them in the freezer to save. Ha! I can’t remember how long we kept them in there. I do remember at some point our mom telling us to get them out of the freezer. HA!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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